Overman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Overman family

The surname Overman was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Overman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Overman research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Overman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Overman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Overman, Overer, Overy, Offerman, Oferman and others.

Early Notables of the Overman family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Overman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Overman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Overman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jacob Overman, who settled in Maryland in 1667
  • Jacob Overman, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [1]
Overman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Willm. Overman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1801
  • Henrietta Overman, who settled in New York, NY in 1822
  • F. Overman, who settled in Baltimore in 1826
  • Fernando Overman, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1826 [1]
  • Frederick Overman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Overman (post 1700) +

  • Lynne Overman (1887-1943), American actor, active in the 1930s and 1940s
  • Albert H. Overman (1850-1930), American bicycle manufacturer and founder of Overman Wheel Company in 1882 and later as the Overman Automobile Company in 1901
  • Ion Overman (b. 1976), American actress, known for her roles in General Hospital and The Walking Dead
  • Larry E. Overman, American chemist, Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, best known for the Overman rearrangement
  • Lynne Overman, American film actress
  • Howard Overman, British BAFTA Award winning television writer
  • Lee Slater Overman (1854-1930), American politician, United States Senator from North Carolina (1903-1930)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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